Monks Ranked Ninth in New England

Monks Ranked Ninth in New England

STANDISH, Maine – The fourth United Soccer Coaches weekly national and regional polls have been announced and Saint Joseph's College is ranked ninth in New England for the second-consecutive week.

As of October 4th, the Monks boast an overall record of 8-0-2 with a 3-0-1 mark in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play. Saint Joseph's, led by first-year Head Coach Will Pike '11, has won five-consecutive games – all by way of the shutout – and not allowed a goal in the last 538:11 of play.

The Monks are one of just eight teams in NCAA DIII Men's Soccer to have not yet suffered a loss and have outscored opponents by a 24-4 collective margin with seven shutouts in 10 contests this fall.

Heading into tomorrow's game at Lasell University, Saint Joseph's has an unbeaten streak of 62 games (56-0-6). The Monks' last loss, a 2-0 setback at the hands of University of New England, was on September 4th, 2016.

Saint Joseph's also received votes in this week's national poll



Rank School Prev W-L-T
1 Tufts University 1 7-0-0
2 Amherst College 2 6-0-2
3 Middlebury College 4 5-0-3
4 Connecticut College 3 5-1-2
5 Bowdoin College NR 5-1-3
6 Keene State College 8 7-2-0
7 Eastern Connecticut State University 10 9-0-0
8 Wesleyan University NR 4-1-2
9 Saint Joseph's College of Maine 9 7-0-2
10 Massachusetts Insititute Of Technology NR 4-0-4




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Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy in Portland, Maine, Saint Joseph’s College is Maine’s Catholic liberal arts college in the Mercy tradition. We are inclusive of all faiths, including no faith. The 474-acre campus, located on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and a Division III athletic program to a population of approximately 1,000 on-campus students. A pioneer of distance education since the 1970s, the College also provides online certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees for thousands more working adults who reside in more than 20 other countries. In 2015 the College was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification, highlighting the College’s focus on community service throughout its mission and daily interactions within local, regional, and global communities. In 2018, Princeton Review recognized SJC as one of its “Green Colleges” for its sustainability initiatives. Learn more at